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NED vs BAN Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: World Cup arrives at Kolkata as Dutch take on Bangladesh

Netherlands vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host its first game of the ongoing Cricket World Cup on Saturday when The Netherlands take on Bangladesh. The ground has hosted just one single ODI in the last six years! Both teams have won just one of their five league matches so far. The Dutch team, which is at the bottom of the 10-team pile, were handed a 309-run defeat by Australia in their last game to dampen the spirit in the Dutch team after they defeated the high-flying South African team in one of the biggest upsets of the Cricket World Cup and pushed the Sri Lankan team to the wire. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and th...
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AUS vs NZ Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: Tasman neighbours face off in Dharamsala with semis spot up for grabs

Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: Third-placed New Zealand take on fourth-placed Australia in the trans-Tasman clash at the Cricket World Cup. The Black Caps have won four of their five gams so far, with their only defeat coming to India. The Australians have, meanwhile, won three of their five matches at the ongoing World Cup. Australia come into the game on the heels of a 309-run victory over the Netherlands. New Zealand, meanwhile, lost to India in their previous encounter, but can seal a semi-final spot with a win over their neighbours on Saturday. Australia have also been buoyed by the return of opener Travis Head, who could make a comeback into the XI on Saturday. Both David Warner and Glenn Maxwell scored centuries in the game against the Dutch. Here’s all y...
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Pakistan vs South Africa: Babar Azam marks his team’s performance as ‘very disappointing’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After Pakistan's narrow defeat against South Africa in the 26th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, expressed his disappointment in a post-match statement.During the post-match presentation, Babar Azam stated that the team had come very close to securing a victory against South Africa but were unable to close the game out successfully.He acknowledged that the pacers and spinners had put up a good fight in the game but regretfully, it wasn't enough to secure a win."We were very close, we did not finish well. Very disappointing for the whole team. We fought back very well. In the batting, we were 10-15 short. The fast bowlers and spinners fought well but unfortunately, it was not to be. It is part of the game, in...
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‘Look, to be brutally honest…’: Pakistan’s Mickey Arthur fumes after one-wicket defeat to South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's team director, Mickey Arthur, expressed his disappointment with the team's performance in the World Cup and emphasized the need for a perfect game where all departments collectively contribute following their narrow loss to South Africa.In the match held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Pakistan posted a below-par total of 270 runs. However, they made a valiant effort through their bowlers, only to lose the thrilling contest by one wicket.Arthur candidly admitted, "Look, to be brutally honest, we haven't put together the perfect game yet.I don't think we've batted well enough yet as a unit. I think that pitch, certainly par on that pitch is 300 at least. We haven't put together enough runs."He also pointed out the inconsistency in their performance, stating, "And the...
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Scott Edwards: the selfless keeper of the Oranje flame

Pulling double duty: An admirer of former Australia keeper-bat Adam Gilchrist, Edwards is adept with the gloves and averages almost 41 with the bat in ODIs. | Photo credit: Getty Images Stepping up: Edwards was the Player of the Match in the stunning World Cup upset win over South Africa. He top-scored with 78 not out and held three catches behind the stumps. | Photo credit: Getty Images Listening to Scott Edwards speak on a pleasant October night on the lawns of the Netherlands Residency, considered by some as the most beautiful house in Delhi where Muhammad Ali Jinnah once lived, you are reminded of Ellyse Perry. Instead of talking about her great exploits, ranging from scoring in the football World Cup to powering Australia’s successful campaigns in several cricket World Cups, Perry ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 PAK vs SA | We haven’t batted well as a unit: Mickey Arthur 

Pakistan’s Shadab Khan plays a shot during the match between Pakistan and South Africa. | Photo Credit: RAGU R Close games, especially ones lost by the barest of margins, can push you enough to conquer the world or break your spirit. Pakistan, needing a win against South Africa in their World Cup league stage game here on Friday, came as close as it possibly could before letting the Proteas slip through with a one-wicket win.Coach Mickey Arthur could not help but smile helplessly at the result his boys have to stomach over the next few days. “To be brutally honest, we haven’t put together the perfect game yet. We haven’t batted well enough as a unit. “The par score here on this pitch was 300. I thought we bowled really well, perhaps this was our best bowling performance even but we did...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 PAK vs SA | We could have been clinical: Temba Bavuma

South Africa’s Temba Bavuma. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI While his team was still in the middle of a happy “chaos” in the dressing room after its thrilling one-wicket win over Pakistan on Friday, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma looked at the positives.“Towards the end, we were all at the edge of our seats. In the end, Keshav and Shammo did it for us. It’s easy for us to have conversations on that run chase now with the result on our side. We could have been clinical but we did give Pakistan opportunities to get back into the game. “We didn’t show that control. I’ve spoken about our brand of cricket being positive. But there is room for us to be more competitive. We need to be able to identify where the risks are and find places where we can make low-risk choices to get ahead. I t...
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South Africa on cusp of knockouts while Pakistan on brink of exit after World Cup thriller for ages

Right through Friday, hope kept flickering for Pakistan. They would self-implode repeatedly and then produce a moment of magic that ushered in a fresh ray of hope. Playing along, South Africa too found ways to make it harder for themselves with the bat. For nine-and-a-half hours, the 29,900 that turned up at Chepauk, went on a roller-coaster ride, giving the World Cup the thriller it so badly needed. For a while in the end, as Pakistan seized control out of nowhere, a South Africa choke looked high. Off-colour so far in their campaign, everything seemed to be falling in place for Pakistan — who fielded like there was no tomorrow, even though they were still far from their best, and they bowled their hearts out – but only to suffer a soul-crushing defeat. So hard a defeat that their play...
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ICC World Cup semi final race: India, South Africa need one more win, Pakistan need to win all three, hope other results go their way, pray for net run rate miracle

South Africa hurried Pakistan towards the World Cup exit door of the World Cup after beating them by one wicket in Chennai on Friday. This was South Africa’s first World Cup win against Pakistan since 1999. Pakistan suffered their fourth loss on the trot for the first time in a global tournament.Here’s a look at what the semifinal race looks like. South Africa: With 10 points in their kitty, they are almost assured of a semifinal spot. Another win will, more or less, confirm it. India: With five wins out of five, the hosts have one foot in the semifinals already. One more victory is likely to make it official. New Zealand: They are on eight points and would look for at least two wins from their remaining four games to go through Australia: Three wins out of five should see them in the s...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AUS vs NZ | We want to keep the standard going: Australia captain Pat Cummins

Ace: Cummins lauded his bowling partner Starc who has never gone wicketless in 23 World Cup matches since 2015. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV With three wins in its last three matches, Australia has finally arrived at the World Cup and skipper Pat Cummins believes his side has ‘nailed’ the brand of cricket it wanted to play. “Our group’s big on talking about the style that we want to play, and I think in the first two games not only did we not win, but I think we didn’t really nail the style that we wanted to play. I think in the last few games you’ve seen us be a bit more aggressive — batting and bowling... That’s a standard we want to keep going with for the rest of the tournament, Cummins said ahead of the match against New Zealand at the HPCA Stadium here. In the losses against India ...
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It’s part of the game: Babar Azam on No. 11’s DRS reprieve | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Despite being on the wrong side of a DRS call, a disheartened Pakistan captain Babar Azam accepted the outcome gracefully as his team experienced a heartbreaking one-wicket defeat to South Africa in a World Cup match in Chennai on Friday.In the 46th over, it seemed like the game was all but decided when a Haris Rauf delivery, pitched wide off the crease, struck Tabraiz Shamsion the leg pads.Pakistan decided to challenge the on-field umpire's not-out decision with a DRS call.The ball-tracking technology indicated that the ball would have grazed the leg stump, but to Pakistan's dismay, Shamsi survived the DRS appeal due to the "Umpire's call" rule. This turn of events left the entire Pakistan team crestfallen."It's part of the game. This is umpire's call so I think it's just pa...
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PAK vs SA: WATCH – Haris Rauf takes a one-handed stunner off his own bowling | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf grabbed a stunning one-handed catch off his own bowling to dismiss South Africa tailender Lungi Ngidi during their ICC ODI World Cup match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.Rauf, who was bowling his 10th and final over of his spell, bowled a good length delivery. Ngidi looked to flick but got a leading edge.Rauf dived forward, managed to get his left hand underneath the ball and grabbed a one-handed blinder to take the crucial wicket. WATCH: South Africa defeated Pakistan by one wicket in a thriller to edge closer to the semi-finals. With this win, the Proteas have gone top of the points table.Cricket World Cup crisis for Team India: Hardik Pandya's injury casts doubt on his 2023 world cup journeyChasing 271 to win, South Africa reached their ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 BAN vs NED | New-look Eden Gardens ready to be part of this World Cup

Fresh charm: The newly renovated Eden Gardens Stadium will host five World Cup games beginning on Sunday. | Photo Credit: RITU RAJ KONWAR Following months of renovation and a significant facelift, the iconic Eden Gardens is all set to host the first of its five World Cup matches involving Bangladesh and the Netherlands on Saturday.Even though only renovation and refurbishment was possible to the present structure on the land owned by the Army, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) began its preparations for the World Cup months in advance and squeezed in all possible modern amenities inside the sprawling decades-old structure. It began by switching to modern lighting, redecorating the hanging press box and media centre, redesigning the interiors of the main lobby, dressing rooms and ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Momentum with Australia, but Kiwis ready to face a resurgent rival

Unfazed: Latham & Co. will believe they have the resources to deal with the upbeat Aussies. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV Australia is one of the best cricket teams for some reasons. Being the most successful team with five titles in the World Cup is just one of them.Being persistent, competent and consistent are some more reasons. But, its resilient character stood out after the Aussies spent a night in the cellar of the points table and won thrice on the bounce. On Saturday, Australia faces off with its trans-Tasman rival New Zealand at this picturesque setting of the HPCA Ground at the foothills of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. Crucial stage These teams — softened up by India — clash at a crucial stage of the league. New Zealand remained among the top-four teams despite losing to...
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Behind Shubman Gill’s marathon net sessions is his father’s advice and his obsession to leave nothing to chance

Watching Indian batsmen practice in the nets is about watching a lot of Shubman Gill’s smooth stroke play. Gill, right from his age-group cricket days, has had an insatiable obsession of spending time in the nets. Abhishek Nayar, the assistant coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, a team Gill had played for, likens him to a good student preparing for an exam. Ajay Ratra, the former wicket keeper and a coach at the National Cricket Academy says Gill had to be literally dragged out of the nets when he was 16. At the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, the venue for India’s game against England on Sunday, Gill out-batted his teammates during practice, like he has done over the years. On Friday, Gill kept the Indian team’s throwdown specialist busy. Sri Lankan-born Nuwan Seneviratne was relentless with...
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Watch: Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone had lucky escape while taking auto-rickshaw ride in Delhi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England all-rounder Ben Stokes disclosed that he along with fellow player Liam Livingstone narrowly avoided an accident while riding in an auto-rickshaw in Delhi.Stokes posted a video on Instagram, showing the incident in which the auto-rickshaw they were in narrowly avoided colliding with a car, due to its high speed.England played against Afghanistan in Delhi on October 15 where the defending champions were handed a humiliating 69-run defeat.England's title defence is in tatters after they suffered a third successive defeat in the tournament against Sri Lanka on Thursday.England has just one win - against Bangladesh - from its opening five games at the tournament following heavy losses to New Zealand and South Africa and an upset defeat to Afghanistan.England's performance ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | Rohit’s men encash their optional nets choice ahead of India-England match

Spin-friendly chatter: It will be interesting to see if Ashwin, right, gets a game in Lucknow. | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA Arms on his hips, Rahul Dravid watched the pitch closely. For someone, who has spent long hours on those 22 yards across the cricketing globe, gazing at the centre-square is second nature. The former India captain and present coach gingerly walked around while the ground-staff trimmed the grass and the pitch transformed from dull green to an earthy brown hue.Dravid’s meditative rounds constituted the concluding phase of Friday’s training session for the host. Earlier in the afternoon, the sun remained the harsh dispenser of dry heat, baking the players to a crisp while in the shade, media personnel with parched throats sought water bottles. Meanwhile, the Men in...
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Usama Mir becomes first-ever concussion substitute in World Cup history | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan cricketer Usama Mir became the first-ever concussion substitute in World Cup history. Mir took the field after Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan suffered a head injury during their World Cup fixture against South Africa on Friday. Shadab was replaced by spinner Mir as the concussion substitute.The incident took place in the first over of South Africa's chase.Shadab, in an attempt to run out Quinton de Kock, ended up landing awkwardly on his head and shoulder, requiring immediate medical attention.While he lay motionless on the ground, a stretcher was summoned. He later managed to stand up and walk to the dressing room with his head held upright. Initially, there were concerns of a potential neck sprain.Although he made a brief return to the field, Shadab was subsequen...
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Asian Para Games: Armless archer Sheetal becomes first Indian woman to win two gold in single edition, country’s tally touches record 99 | Asian Games 2023 News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Teenage armless archer Sheetal Devi achieved a historic feat by becoming the first Indian woman to secure two gold medals in a single edition of the Asian Para Games. India's record-breaking performance reached a total of 99 medals on the penultimate day of the competitions in Hangzhou.India amassed an impressive 17 medals, including seven gold On Friday with the shuttlers making the most significant contribution, clinching eight medals, including four gold.As the Hangzhou Asian Para Games entered its final day, India stood at the sixth position in the overall standings, boasting 25 gold, 29 silver, and 45 bronze medals. The top positions were held by China (196 gold, 159 silver, 138 bronze), Japan (39, 44, 56), Iran (39, 39, 37), Korea (28, 30, 37), and Indonesia (26, 21, 32...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Coach Ryan Cook’s inputs about the Bangladesh side will help us: Netherlands captain Scott Edwards

More in the tank: Edwards said his team is yet to hit its peak despite already notching up a memorable win against South Africa. | Photo Credit: RITU RAJ KONWAR Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed said even after losing four out of five matches in the World Cup, his team could still qualify for the semifinals.Ahead of Bangladesh’s engagement with the Netherlands at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday, Taskin said, “If we can win the (remaining) four (matches), anything can happen because there are run rate issues and also (instances of) teams like Afghanistan and Sri Lanka beating England... we are planning to go match by match.”Taskin admitted Bangladesh’s batting and bowling were not up to the mark. “We are better than that... hoping to do well.”The speedster clarified that skipper Shakib Al...